About Maharashtra Board of Secondary Level Education

Maharashtra State Board of SSC and HSC Education, Pune is an autonomous education board recognised under the provisions of Maharashtra Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Boards Act in 1965. The Maharashtra Education Board conducts SSC Examinations i.e. Class 9th and Class 10th board for 21000 secondary schools of Maharashtra state.

Features of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE):

  • The MSBSHSE has 9 Divisional Board that are located in Pune, Mumbai, Aurangabad, Nasik, Kolhapur, Amravati, Latur, Nagpur and Ratnagiri
  • The Board conducts Class 10th board examination twice a year i.e. in March-April and October -November
  • As many as 17 lakh students appear for SSC level of examinations conducted by Maharashtra state education board
  • Moreover, around six lakh students take supplementary examination for both HSC and SSC
  • As many as 21000 schools affiliated to MSBSHSE at secondary level

Maharashtra Board SSC Statistics–


Maharashtra Board SSC Subjects and Syllabus The board has prescribed syllabus for secondary level education. The Maharashtra Board SSC syllabus is available Class 09th and Class 10th level.  The syllabus of Maharashtra Board SSC mentions the topics to be studied by students during two years of secondary level education.

  • MSBSHSE has considered syllabuses of different states like Tamil Nadu, Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and West Bengal for designing the syllabus of Secondary level
  • Moreover, the syllabuses of NCERT, CBSE and ICSE were also studied and then the board decided and prescribed the SSC syllabus.
  • The Maharashtra Board SSC syllabus comprises of subjects as under–

The subjects are as under –

Compulsory subjects These are the main subjects that every student need to study at secondary level

  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Science (History+ Civics+ Geography)

First language Students need to study any one of the following subjects –

  • Marathi
  • Hindi
  • English
  • Urdu
  • Gujarati
  • Kannada
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Malayalam
  • Sindhi
  • Bengali
  • Punjabi

Second language - Students need to study any one of the following subjects

  • Hindi
  • Hindi (Composite with Marathi or Sanskrit or Urdu)
  • Marathi
  • Marathi (Composite with Hindi)
  • Sanskrit (Composite with Hindi)
  • Urdu (Composite with Hindi)
  • English

Third language - Students need to study any one of the following subjects

  • Marathi
  • Hindi
  • English
  • Urdu
  • Gujarati
  • Kannada
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Malayalam
  • Sindhi
  • Punjabi
  • Bengali
  • Sanskrit
  • Hebrew
  • Pali
  • Ardhamagadhi
  • Persian
  • Arabic
  • Avesta
  • Pahlavi
  • German
  • French

Scheme of subjects for MSBSHSE Secondary Education–

The scheme of Subjects for Secondary level of Maharashtra education board is –

  • 6 Compulsory subjects
  • One optional subject

Medium of Instructions for MSBSHSE for Secondary level education –

The 21000 secondary schools affiliated to Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Senior Secondary Education can adopt any of the following languages as medium of instructions for imparting education to students –

1. English

2. Marathi

3. Hindi

4. Gujarati

5. Urdu

6. Sindhi

7. Kannada

MSBSHSE Secondary Education Passing Marks –

  • Students need to pass in all six subjects selected from the compulsory group
  • They must have secured at least a Grade C in the optional subject
  • The candidate's failing to secure at least C Grade or minimum 35% marks in the optional subject will have to appear in the examinations again to secure the minimum qualifying marks

Grade Criteria for SSC level of Maharashtra Board of Education:


Criteria or Passing Marks required


60% and above marks


45% to 59% marks


35% to 44% marks


below 35% marks

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